Shikaripur segment stays loyal to Yeddyurappa

BJP leader set to enter State Assembly for the eighth time

Published - May 15, 2018 10:30 pm IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa releases the party's manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls in Bengaluru on Friday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak  (PTI5_4_2018_000042A)

Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa releases the party's manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls in Bengaluru on Friday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak (PTI5_4_2018_000042A)

B.S. Yeddyurappa, president of the BJP’s State unit, has won from Shikaripur Assembly segment by a margin of 35,397 votes.

Mr. Yeddyurappa bagged 86,983 votes while his nearest rival, G.H. Malathesh of the Congress, got 51,586 votes. H.T. Baligar, retired bureaucrat and JD(S) nominee, secured 13,191 votes.

Mr. Yeddyurappa is entering the State Assembly from Shikaripur segment for the ei ghth time. Speaking to presspersons on Tuesday, his son B.Y. Raghavendra said the infrastructure works initiated by his father in Shikaripur during his tenure as Chief Minister was the main reason for the victory. BJP workers took out a procession on the main streets of Shikaripur town to celebrate the victory.

Mr. Yeddyurappa is now likely to tender his resignation from Lok Sabha membership. At present, he represents Shivamogga segment in the Lower House. When he won the Lok Sabha election in 2014, he submitted resignation to the Assembly, following which byelections were held in Shikaripur and Mr. Raghavendra emerged victorious as the BJP nominee.

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